Surgical Wound Assessment and Management
As a planned injury occurring in a controlled and sterile environment, a surgical wound often occurs under ideal conditions. Even so, the risk of infection remains high, and surgical site infections (SSIs) are among the most frequent and costly complications of surgery. Vigilance is key. Pre- and post-surgical assessments, including recognition of risk factors, are essential components of care in surgical patients.
This thoroughly referenced and practical guide is an in-depth look at surgical wound management, starting with the phases of wound healing and including modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors for infection, classification of SSIs, post-surgical wound assessment and management, and methods to prevent infection.
Wound care professionals will appreciate this guide, which contains the latest information on SSIs and their management, as well as best practice strategies to prevent these infections, for optimal outcomes in your surgical patients.
The following topics are covered in this white paper: